Location: Middletown, PA 17057
Years of Operation: 1931-Present
Middletown Air Depot was established in 1931 and is now the Harrisburg International Airport. The site focused on aircraft maintenance and material supply, particularly during World War II. Some of the base structures were demolished for airport construction.
The following chart outlines the toxins associated with this military location and the potential effects of exposure.*
|Volatile organic compounds (VOCs)||Damage to the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system; irritation to the eyes, nose, and throat; headaches, nausea, loss of coordination|
Evidence of VOCs causing cancer in animals; some suspected to cause cancer in humans (source)
|Trichloroethylene (TCE)||Immune system damage, kidney disfunction, respiratory issues, neurological effects, dizziness, behavioral changes, heart damage in unborn children (source, source)|
|Heavy metals (misc.)||Headaches, weakness, fatigue, joint and muscle pain, constipation (source)|
|Lead||Nervous system damage, anemia, kidney damage, miscarriage, reproductive damage, death at high levels|
If you were stationed at Middletown Air Depot and later experienced adverse health effects, you may be eligible for compensation.
*Effects are according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry unless otherwise noted.